The Jesus and Mary Chain's Sunday Night, Headlining 35 Denton Performance Has Been Postponed.
Minutes ago, in a closed-door meeting at the Little Guys Movers offices on Industrial Street in Denton, 35 Denton's organizers announced that The Jesus and Mary Chain's scheduled Sunday night performance at the festival will not go on as originally planned.
Due to problems surrounding the band securing the proper work visas needed to travel to and perform in the United States, The Jesus and Mary Chain will not be able to leave their current London location until Monday morning.
Festival organizers have announced a make-up show from the band scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night at the North Texas State Fairgrounds.
The band will be joined by an as-yet-unannounced second performer on that bill, which will be open to the public and free to attend, with festival wristband holders receiving priority seating at the festival grounds.
Organizers also announced that The Jesus and Mary Chain's Sunday night slot will feature a replacement performer that will also be announced in the coming days.
The identities of both as-yet-unannounced performers could be released as early as Saturday morning.
The Jesus and Mary Chain's scheduled Tuesday night show in New Orleans at the House of Blues has been canceled with no make-up date yet announced. The rest of their planned U.S. dates on their tour will go on as planned, including their stop at South by Southwest in Austin.
Organizers have also just issued a press release with quotes from both their team and from The Jesus and Mary Chain's William Reid. It follows in full.
“Jesus and Mary Chain Reschedule 35 Denton Performance for Wednesday Night Free Concert
Due to work visa issues beyond their control, The Jesus and Mary Chain are unable to leave London until Monday and have been forced to make tour adjustments. 35 Denton organizers have worked closely with the band and its management to overcome this obstacle: The Jesus and Mary Chain will play a free show Wednesday night, March 14, at the North Texas Fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m.
Festival attendees with wristbands will have access to a secured VIP area at the front of the stage and will receive priority entry to the venue at Wednesday night's free show. Wristbands will be sold to the general public, but are in limited supply. They will be available for purchase until all are sold. The Jesus and Mary Chain's Sunday night slot at 35 Denton will be filled with another performer yet to be announced. Follow 35 Denton on Facebook and Twitter or visit 35denton.com for more information.
'This is unfortunate, but we've been able to make the best of a bad situation,' said Kyle La Valley, 35 Denton creative director. 'Jesus and Mary Chain have been terrific in working with us on this, and they've gone out of their way to make it up to Denton. We're very happy that we've been able to work it out and still bring them to town. With a special guest set for Sunday and the surprises in store for Wednesday night, this has actually allowed us to grow this year's festival.'
'We deeply regret not being able to get to Denton in time for the festival,' said the band's William Reid. 'We promise that the fans who come to the show on Wednesday will not be disappointed!'
The band also had to reschedule their March 12 show in New Orleans for September 5, 2012. The remaining dates – House of Blues Houston on Tuesday, March 13 and their SXSW performance on Thursday, March 15 will go on as planned.”